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Main Title Visions of the Future in Drinking Water Microbiology.
Author Geldreich., E. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/159;
Stock Number PB92-179852
Additional Subjects Potable water ; Aquatic microbiology ; Water quality ; Disease outbreaks ; Disinfection ; Water supply ; Cost analysis ; Ground water ; Standards ; Monitoring ; Reprints ; Small systems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-179852 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/22/1992
Collation 10p
Drinking water microbiology will have a tremendous impact on defining a safe drinking water in the future. There will be breakthroughs in realtime testing of process waters for pathogen surrogates with results made available within 1 hour for application to treatment adjustments if needed. Continuous monitoring by automated microbiology of filter effluents and effluent leaving the contact basin will provide a constant check for any pathogenic penetration of barriers. Using distribution system models, water quality changes in heterotrophic bacteria will be plotted throughout the network to signal times to flush and to define zones of HPC densities around hospitals and rest homes. The quest for better characterization of drinking water quality will not come into reality without expanding the laboratory's professional resources and dedicated instrumentation to define a new level of water quality conditions. The objective will require a reevaluation of financial support and staffing requirements on a par with the expanding chemistry laboratory.